SA Medical Education and Training (SA MET)
The South Australian Medical Education and Training (SA MET) Health Advisory Council (HAC) is an unincorporated council established by, and reporting, to the Minister for Health and Ageing in South Australia.
Its role is to improve the quality of education, training and welfare for interns and trainee medical officers (TMOs) within South Australia and make recommendations for the accreditation of TMO positions in health services.
The SA MET HAC is supported by the SA MET Unit staff who provide secretariat support for the council and undertake a range of other medical education, training and workforce functions for the South Australian health system.
These roles were previously undertaken by predecessor organisations, the South Australian Institute of Medical Education and Training (SA IMET) and the Postgraduate Medical Council of South Australia (PMCSA).
Revised Accreditation Standards
The revised South Australian Medical Education and Training (SA MET) Accreditation Standards will take effect on 1 January, 2015.
While maintaining the ethos of the previous Accreditation Standards, the revised version is significantly different in structure and content. To view the revised Accreditation Standards please click here.
Intern applications for 2015 - Update 01/09/2014
The allocation of intern positions will halt due to the second national intern audit commencing this week. The audit is to identify applicants who are holding multiple intern acceptances across Australia. Intern position offers will recommence on Thursday, 11 September 2014.
Offers for 2015 intern positions in South Australia are ongoing. All category 1.1, 1.2 and 2.1 applicants have been offered a position. Offers have commenced to category 2.2 applicants and further offers will be made if and when positions become available.
All offers will be made by email and applicants will have 48 hours to accept or decline an offer. Applicants must ensure that they check their emails regularly as an offer will be automatically declined if a response is not received by the stated date and time. You can check the status of your application at any time by logging into your application.
For applicants who have been offered an internship in South Australia, it is anticipated that allocation to home hospitals will occur towards the end of September.
Intern positions in SA for 2015
One of the measures in the 2014 Federal budget was the abolition of the Prevocational General Practice Placement Program (PGPPP). This program provided funding for prevocational doctors to undertake placements in general practice settings.
In 2014 the PGPPP funded 23 intern positions in South Australia from a total of 278 intern positions, plus 16 PGY2+ positions. With the loss of this funding, the number of intern positions in South Australia for 2015 has been reduced proportionately.
It is anticipated that there will be 244 Commonwealth-supported graduates from SA medical schools in 2015 and 47 international student graduates. We are not able to make any predictions regarding the likelihood of offers being made to interstate applicants and international medical student applicants.
PGY2+/RMO applications for 2015
PGY2+/RMO applications for a position in South Australia are now closed.
Applications for PGY2+/RMO positions in South Australia are now closed. Late applications cannot be accepted.
Applicant details are now available to the hospital training program coordinators for shortlisting and selection. As SA MET has no role in the shortlisting and selection process, any enquiries should be directed to the relevant training program coordinator.
Applicants have until 9am Wednesday 3 September to change the order of their preferences.
Offers will commence on Friday 12 September 2014.
You can check the status of your application at any time by logging into your application.